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When Netflix released a trailer for its new original film Tall Girl at the end of August, Twitter had a field day (as it’s wont to do). Users across the site took sides: shut down, vehemently defend, or attempt to see some semblance of value in the film. Some pointed out that the film’s protagonist, Jodi, is a white, cisgender, heterosexual, (tall) girl, and that the film ostensibly overlooks actual marginalized groups more deserving of onscreen representation. Meanwhile, allies of tall girls everywhere pointed out that being a six-foot-tall woman can be difficult, and praised the film’s premise for telling a story that many could identify with.  Read more…

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